The Merriam Theater Presents THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Groups of 15 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883.
Performances include: Tuesday - Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm; Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm; Sunday evening at 6:30 pm; matinees Saturday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm. Featuring a 27-piece onstage orchestra, this stirring event will feature the best-loved songs from the scores composed by the Tony®, Grammy and Academy Award®-winning composer and 2006 Kennedy Center Honoree, including Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Song & Dance, Starlight Express, Aspects of Love, Whistle Down the Wind,
The Beautiful Game, The Woman in White and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. THE MUSIC OF Andrew Lloyd Webber is presented by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group.
Headlining the show will be six Broadway stars that will include two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin, best known for his record-setting appearance as "The Phantom of the Opera," a role he performed over 2500 times on Broadway (also Anything Goes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kiss of the Spider Woman,She Loves Me, Mack and Mabel, The Secret Garden); Jeremy Kushnier (Tommy in Jersey Boys, Roger in Rent, Ren in Footloose); Laurie Gayle Stephenson (Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Lily in The Secret Garden); Kathy Voytko (lead in original revival of Oklahoma!, also Nine the Musical, Eva Peron in Evita); Kevin Kern (Fiyero in Wicked, Marius in Les Miserables, 9 to 5 the Musical, Next to Normal, Altar Boyz) and Deone
Zanotta (A Chorus Line, West End production of We Will Rock You; Australian premieres of Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Chicago, Fame, West Side Story).
The creative and design teams for this engagement will reunite the team behind the 2004 production: director Tom Kosis, musical supervisor and conductor Edward G. Robinson, lighting designer Brian Nason and sound designer Lucas J. Corrubia, Jr. Mr. Robinson, who will be center stage conducting the 27-member orchestra, has a long history working on Andrew Lloyd Webber shows including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and previous tours of THE MUSIC OF Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Broadway Series is presented by the Kimmel Center in association with the Shubert Organization and is sponsored by Citibank with support provided by American Airlines.
In addition to WICKED, 2009-2010 Broadway Series productions at the Academy of Music, Forrest Theatre and Merriam Theatre will include: Disney's The Lion King (March 23 - April 24); August:Osage County (April 27 - May 2) at the Forrest Theatre; Avenue Q (June 18 - 20); and Dreamgirls (June 21 -27).
Additional Broadway Series productions will include: RAIN:A Tribute to the Beatles (Feb. 2 - 6); ANNIE (Feb. 26 - 28) at the Merriam Theater; GROVALOO:The Hip Hop Experience (March 9 - 14) at the Merriam Theater; Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance (May 14 - 16) at the Merriam Theater.
Tickets range in price from $20 to $80 and are on sale now. Part of the Broadway Series, tickets can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at http://www.kimmelcenter.org/, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Sts. (open daily 10 am to 6 pm) or at the Merriam Theater box office, 250 S. Broad St. (open during performances only
Photo credit: Peter James Zielinski